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Read the dialogue and answer the question!     King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette ruled France from 1774 to 1789, a time when the country was fighting bankruptcy. However, the royal couple did not let the situation limit their excessive spending. Even though the minister of finance repeatedly warned them not to waste money, they continued to spend great fortunes on their personal pleasure. This lavish spending greatly enraged the people of France. They felt that the royal couple bought its luxurious lifestyle at the poor people’s expense.     Marie Antoinette seemed uncaring about her subjects’ misery. While French citizens begged for lower taxes, the queen embellished her palace with extravagant works of art. She also surrounded herself with artists, writers, and musicians, who encouraged the queen to spend even more money.     While the queen liked to have huge feasts at the royal table, many people in France were starving. The French government obliged the citizens to pay high taxes. When the minister of finance tried to stop these royal spendthrifts, the queen replaced him. The intense hatred that the people felt for Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette kept building until it led to the French Revolution. During this time of struggle and violence (1789-1799), thousands of aristocrats, as well as the king and queen themselves, lost their lives at the guillotine. Perhaps, if Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette had reined in their extravagant spending, the events that rocked France would not have occurred. From the text, we can learn that …

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    King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette ruled France from 1774 to 1789, a time when the country was fighting bankruptcy. However, the royal couple did not let the situation limit their excessive spending. Even though the minister of finance repeatedly warned them not to waste money, they continued to spend great fortunes on their personal pleasure. This lavish spending greatly enraged the people of France. They felt that the royal couple bought its luxurious lifestyle at the poor people’s expense.

    Marie Antoinette seemed uncaring about her subjects’ misery. While French citizens begged for lower taxes, the queen embellished her palace with extravagant works of art. She also surrounded herself with artists, writers, and musicians, who encouraged the queen to spend even more money.

    While the queen liked to have huge feasts at the royal table, many people in France were starving. The French government obliged the citizens to pay high taxes. When the minister of finance tried to stop these royal spendthrifts, the queen replaced him. The intense hatred that the people felt for Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette kept building until it led to the French Revolution. During this time of struggle and violence (1789-1799), thousands of aristocrats, as well as the king and queen themselves, lost their lives at the guillotine. Perhaps, if Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette had reined in their extravagant spending, the events that rocked France would not have occurred.


From the text, we can learn that …undefined 

  1. The most free person in the world is the one who has nothing to hide.undefined 

  2. Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.undefined 

  3. Greed makes a man blind and foolish, and makes him an easy prey for death.undefined 

  4. We can’t help everyone but everyone can helpspacesomeone.

  5. When a deep injury is done to us, we’ll never heal until we forgive.undefined 

M. Robo

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jawaban yang tepat adalah C.undefined 

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Dari bacaan di atas, kita tahu bahwa Raja Louis XVI dan Ratu Marie Antoinette sangat serakah. Mereka memaksa rakyat membayar pajak dalam jumlah yang besar sementara mereka menghabiskan uang negara untuk kesenangan pribadi. Mereka berpesta sementara rakyat menderita kelaparan. Hal tersebut menjadi cikal-bakal terjadinya revolusi. Di akhir cerita, kita tahu bahwa Raja dan Ratu mati karena kepalanya dipenggal.

Dari kisah tersebut kita belajar bahwa keserakahan membuat manusia buta dan bodoh, dan membuatnya menjadi mangsa yang sangat mudah bagi kematian.

Jadi, jawaban yang tepat adalah C.undefined 

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